Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
$79.95
$71.95

SKU 02369

750ml

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Located in gently rolling terrain north of Carneros Highway, the soils in the Hyde vineyard are quite heavy clay. Vine selection is Old Wente and Long Vineyards, and the vines range from five to twenty-two years old. The Wente is marked by very small grape clusters, with small berries, and the so-called "hen-and-chick"--large and small berries within the same cluster. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine, without strong tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays, along with some minerality and spice. The Long Vineyards selection adds a floral note, and the Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine.

'David Ramey, who is one of the veterans of high-quality winemaking on California’s North Coast, worked in France and at some of the top Napa wineries (Rudd and Dominus) before settling in Healdsburg in Sonoma Valley. He continues to make Chardonnay in a Burgundian style with full malolactic fermentation, and now produces four single-vineyard Chardonnays as well as two generic efforts from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast.' Robert Parker
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThis is such a beautiful wine, incorporating blocks from the nearby Allen Vineyard, also farmed by the Rochiolis. Reduced nicely on the nose, it's lemony with a great core of juicy acidity around grainy, gravelly texture and minerality. With an exotic edge, it finishes elegantly in lemon peel and orange blossom.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard has a compelling baking spice and floral perfume on the nose with a core of warm peaches, pink grapefruit and honey-lemons plus a waft of orange blossoms. Medium to full-bodied and very tightly wound in the mouth, it has a racy line cutting through the densely packed citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing long and fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018

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